Monday Made It

I'm back with a few Monday Made Its.  I love this linky because it gets my booty moving from just pinning cute ideas on Pinterest to actually turning some of them into reality.  Big thanks to Tara for hosting this every week.  And you'll definitely want to make it to the end of this post for a super crafty giveaway!!

Made It #1:
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my office/craft room make over.  I've been putting that space to good use.  I had seen this project on a blog I love to read:
I'm starting my older daughter's tween makeover and decided these pillowcases would be a great start.  I {LOVE} how they turned out.

I had a little trouble figuring out the tutorial on the blog, mainly because I'm a level -22 sewer, so I included a few extra pictures.
**If you follow the tutorial, your pillowcase will be too big.  I didn't realize that until I was farther along in the process.  You can start with less fabric (if you feel like doing the math), trim the extras, or just sew a wider seam.

Made It #2
I recently bought an embroidery machine.  I have no idea how to use it, but thanks to YouTube I'm slowly learning.  I knew I would need somewhere to put all the embroidery thread I will inevitably end up hoarding. I saw this pin on Pinterest and knew exactly what I wanted!
A trip to Hobby Lobby led me to this magnetic board. I had to take the magnet board out to replace with my peg board, but I kind of fell in love with the gray chevron.

I sprayed my peg board white, got busy cutting out a chevron pattern with my beloved Silhouette, sprayed it gray, peeled, and voila!
FYI-I couldn't find any dowels that actually fit in a pegboard.  But a trip through the pencil sharpener and a dab of wood glue solved my problem.

How cute does this look???

Made It #3
The school supplies are starting to sneak into stores.  I guess I had B2S on the brain, so I whipped up these cute gingham apples for my TPT store.  I think I'm going to add some chevron apples, too.

You'll definitely want to head on over to visit 4th Grade Frolics and see what everyone is up to.